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CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
that they end up doing. going back to candidate obama four years ago it would be don't ask don't tell. says he wants to stop it and does stop it. category 2, i want to do it but not able to do it, closing guantanamo. category 3 candidate obama said i will carry out 300 drone strikes into pakistan but did it. what do you think -- give me an example of each of these moving forward. what do candidate romney and candidate obama and particularly the third category the unsaid that they have to do. you don't get away without that. you get the tougher question. how might the media do a better job of informing this debate? we seem to have a disconnect between what is said and what is reported and the american public's understanding. it hits a lot of issues whether it is policy or budget trends. recent data showed roughly almost half of americans don't realize we have the world's largest defense budget. a pretty odd phenomena in. >> thanks. in terms of what he will do i think he will reduce the size of the military. the next president. makes it harder to do either one. a president romney would reduce th
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2012 2:00pm EDT
of which is "haunting legacy: vietnam and the american legacy from four to obama." he is a brookings scholar as well as a fellow of george washington university. a great line up a lot of expertise. we are looking for to hearing from them. we will turn it over to you for questions. >> peter has written the most important book in the country on robotics and the future of warfare. we hope our moderator will not be shy as we get these questions on technologies and other matters from you very shortly. we thank you for being here as well. instead of going to the redskins parade or playing hooky on the golf course on this gorgeous afternoon. today in september 10. tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11. a brief word just to thank all those who have done so much to hold our country together and protect it in the last few years, including not only the men and women in uniform -- certainly them -- but also get first responders were making their communities work, as well as our allies. it is a day of remembrance, and thank yous. i want to say a couple of broad points about how to think about obama
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
-- when obama won the effort and energy that african-americans put into his victory meant that many of the associations which -- this happen before. it changes things. the one thing to remember, we are the only race, only race that the republican party has not pursued. they -- zero. so they get zero response. there's nothing in any of the associations that can be said to lead african-americans, large associations, the fed responded to cited or articulate. the problem is and question was about coalition building. i think that is an important issue. it would be easy to build coalitions if the republican ticket wins because it would be a lot of people who say we don't have to have coalitions that are just response. the problem is that without some of these organizations that were not as responsive as they should've been after obama got into the white house, we cannot maintain without a link left. there are a variety of explanations for the. probably my simplest example, shirley sherard. remember, we immediately conceded to the right wing media spin can you explain who she is. >> the af
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
worth noting. one is missile defense. when the obama administration came into office, they did not cut funding for missile defense. they kept it at about the same level, about $10 billion a year. but they shifted resources to focus much more on other things. these are systems like patriots, it is good for helping protect our forces overseas were -- now, national missile defense systems are really concerned with protecting the united states in particular. the obama administration changed our plans for european missile defense to leverage the existing missile defense system and put that system sure first in romania and poland later on. they also curtailed the ground-based midcourse. they stopped it at 30. i think the wrong administration would actually probably go back and change the balance again, much more in favor of national missile defense systems and we have actually seen in congress, republicans have been pushing the idea of deploying some of these ground-based and interceptors on the united states disclosed. another area of specific differences in shipbuilding. it is an imperfect
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2012 10:00am EDT
barack obama during the 2008 election and he continues in that role today. welcome to all of you. thank you for being here. i will turn things over to ron and joe. >> can everybody hear me out there? year ago. bill, do you want to join us? that way he does now have to talk back and forth between us. joel, i appreciate coming. >> good to be here. >> this is a follow up on a conversation we had last week in tampa with ron kaufman when we talk a little bit about race and politics. it made a little bit of news. this is something you and i have talked about over the years and we have agreed to disagree. do you think the president's race is the factor at all in this election? >> we talked a lot about it in 2008. president obama, when he was running in 2008 said, " i won't win this election because i am african-american and i won't lose this race because i am african-american parco i think that was true then and i think it is true today. there is a lot the on in this country coming in this world, they are concerned about. this election is about big things in their lives. he has been present fo
FOX News
Sep 12, 2012 3:00pm PDT
and saying, "it's disgraceful that the obama administration first response was not to condemn attacks but sympathize with those who wage the attacks." 10:10:00 p.m., the obama administration disavows the cairo embassy statement release some 16 hours earlier in the day. telling politico that the statement, "was not cleared by washington" and does not reflect the views of the united states government. 10:25 p.m. the romney campaign lifts the embargo. sometime after midnight, the original cairo embassy statement and subsequent tweets are removed from the website and the twitter account. 12:09 a.m., obama campaign spokesman e-mails reporters saying the campaign is shocked that governor romney would choose to launch political attack at this time. 5:30 a.m. wednesday the 12. confirmation that the u.s. ambassador to libya, christophersteins and three other staff -- christopher stevens and three other staff members were killed in the benghazi attack. 9:27 a.m. secretary clinton speaks at the state department. >> this was an attack by a small and savage group. >> 10:16 a.m., governor romney ad
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
than when president obama took office. and 15 million more are on food stamps. my plan will create 12 million new jobs over the next four years. we shoul'teasure compassion by how many pele are on wee. hosuomio by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. i'm mitt romney, and i approved this message. >> i think that ad just makes my odorning, it's thursday, september 27th, as you take a look at a wet times square in new york city. i'm in chicago this morning, but with us in new york city wh willie geist, our national affairs editor for "new york" magazine andnbit analyst, john heilemann. also former treasury official and "morning joe" economic analyst steve ratner and nbc news chief affairs correspondent and ht of "andrea mitchell reports." >> we have affairs. >> andrea mitchell. aninasto f "the politico playbook," executive executor jim vandehei. of course, willie, we've got a lot to talk about. let's start really quickly with the refs! >> they're back. >> we've got some breaking news. y,'s veryxc bseu, little she's 9 years old. she plays in the soccer le
FOX News
Sep 18, 2012 12:00pm PDT
on everything from foreign policy to the economy. at one point he calls president obama supporters "people who are dependent upon the government who believe they are victims." listen. >> the president starts off with 48 or 49, a huge number, people who pay no income tax, 47 percent of americans pay no income tax. our message of low taxes does not connect. they will talk about tax cuts to the rip. that is what they sell every four years. my job, then, is not to worry about them, i will never get those people. i have to convince the 5 percent to 10 percent that are independent. >>shepard: everyone who is not required to pay federal income tax is not an obama supporter or does he consider himself a victim. according to the tax policy center of those who do not pay federal income taxes 44 percent are retired and 30 percent get credits because they have children and, or, are among the working poor who do not make enough money to be required to pay taxes. governor mitt romney any responded to the firestorm over the video in a short news conference last night saying that his position was not el guara
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2012 7:00am EDT
, 202-737-0002. for independents, 202-628-0205. president obama and firstly, michelle obama, will observe a moment of silence at 8:35 eastern time, the same time when flight 11 struck the tower. there is a shot of the pentagon this morning with a flag draped over that building. meanwhile, mitt romney will be speaking at the national guard's annual conference. flags across washington today are at half mast to mark the anniversary. there are hearings on capitol hill. on the house side they will take a look at preventing terrorists from entering united states. "usa today" on their front page "as time passes." it says here -- host: p.j., a democrat, new jersey. you are up first. caller: i see this event as a different thing. i look at it from an engineering standpoint. this is the first time that steele has ever been melted by fire outside of a blast furnace. there was a tremendous chance to study this event that was not allowed. host: all right, virginia. parker, independent line. good morning. caller: we should be honoring those who lost their lives 10 years ago. and we should
ABC
Sep 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
visiting the disaster area in louisiana. mitt romney toured the damage on friday. president obama is scheduled to be there on monday. but neither is slowing their campaign down, as governor romney tries to capitalize on his convention momentum. but there's new questions this morning about that bizarre clint eastwood speech. it's "your voice, your vote." and reena ninan leads off our coverage. hi, reena. >> reporter: good morning. 66 days before the election began, team romney wasted no time. going straight to battleground states, convincing voters why there needs to be new leadership in the white house. >> governor mitt romney. >> reporter: just hours after leaving tampa, mitt romney and paul ryan hit the trail hard, driving their convention messages home. >> i want to make sure that every person in this country that wants a job can find one. >> reporter: romney, remaining positive, pushing his economic agenda. >> time to give someone new a chance. hold us accountable. >> what a great convention, huh? >> reporter: ryan, who took on president obama in his primetime speech, continue
FOX News
Sep 18, 2012 8:00am PDT
, consumer driven approach. jon: then this response from the obama campaign. they say it's shocking that a candidate for president of the united states would go behind closed doors and declare to a group of wealthy don't nors that half the american people view themselves as victims, entitled to handouts and are unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives. hard to serve as president for all americans when you have disdainfully written off half the nation. that from campaign manager jim mess send that. how different is this if at all. that president obama sad at private event that americans were clinging to their guns or religion? >> i don't think it is all that different at all at the time the remarks got a lot of attention. people wondered if it would change the trajectory of the campaign as the kind of people that were supporting obama at the time, they're going to hear this, oh, my god they won't like him. as it turned out didn't bother them all that much. he did very well with working class voters, working class whites, people in pennsylvania and ohio he was suppose
FOX News
Sep 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. the video shows governor romney telling his donors the 47% of americans who support president obama, quote, are dependent upon government, believe that they are victims, believe the government has a responsibility to care for them and pay no income tax. not everybody is required to pay federal income tax. according to the tax policy center, people who make below $26,000 a year don't pay because of their low income. others get credit because they have children. today governor romney told fox news he has no problem with some people not paying taxes. >> there are a number of retirees, members of the military and so forth who aren't paying taxes and that's as it should be. but i do believe that we should have enough jobs and enough take home pay such that people have the privilege of higher incomes that allow them to be paying taxes. i think people would like to be paying taxes. the good news is if you're doing well enough financially that you can pay a tax. >> shep: he says he was talking about just the process of campaigning when he said this at a fund-raiser back in may. >> shep: today pres
CNN
Sep 12, 2012 4:00am PDT
, hasn't given us official confirmation yet. but they have told us that president obama is being kept abreast of the situation in libya by his national security adviser, tom donnell at this moment. the white house on top of this. >> i'm sure we'll be hearing from the state department, of course, probably from the white house as well. fluid situation. jamie rubin, stay with us. we need to get a quick commercial break in. we're going to stay on this breaking news coverage all morning long. u.n. ambassador to libya and three other embassy staffers killed in a rocket attack overnight in benghazi. we are going to talk to former house speaker newt gingrich next. at usaa, we believe honor is not exclusive to the military, and commitment is not limited to one's military oath. the same set of values that drive our nation's military are the ones we used to build usaa bank. with our award winning apps that allow you to transfer funds, pay bills or manage your finances anywhere, anytime. so that wherever your duty takes you, usaa bank goes with you. visit us online to learn what makes our bank so
FOX
Sep 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
.president obama has proclaimed todayy"patriot day"... and the "national day of service and remembranne." if you'd like to help soldiers and military families.... there's a new easy way to do it. it. joel d. smith is live in gambrills to celebrate ll- american day with fox 45 and regal cinema good morning joel d. 3 3 people magazine's "sexiest man alive"... is no longer on the m. market.over the weekend... ryan reynnlds tied the knot with "gossip girl" star blake lively.the two got married on a plantation outside charleston, south carolina. it's the bride's first marriage and the groom's second. reynolds was previously married to actress scarlett johannson. for your favorite stars... ine - liiten up.according to thee internet security firm "mccfee"... harry potter star √°emma watson√° topp the 2012 most dangerous cellbrities list. searches for watson have a 1-in-a-8 chance of leading browsers to a malicious website that could result in hacked personal information or a virus. mcafee rankssjessica biel as the second most dangerous celeb... followed by eva mendes at number three. are you our b
LINKTV
Sep 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
president obama has snubbed israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu by refusing a meeting with netanyahu -- when netanyahu visits washington next week. the reported rift is said to center around u.s.-israeli tensions over iran, with netanyahu continuing to push for a military attack. on tuesday, he escalated his rhetoric say no one in the world can tell israel not to attack iran. >> the world says, "wait, there's still time." i say, "wait for what?" "wait until when?" those in the international community who refuse to put red lines before iran do not have a moral right to place a red light before israel. if iran knows there is no deadline, what will it do a question of exactly what it is doing. it is continuing without any interference toward obtaining nuclear weapons capability and from there, nuclear bombs. >> many have taken that to know who's comments as his most forceful rebuke -- have taken the prime minister's comments as the most forceful rebuke. united nations special envoy lakhdar brahimi is due to arrive in syria in the coming days for talks with both president bashar al-assad
ABC
Sep 21, 2012 1:40am PDT
.last of those it was december 1, 2009, at west point, that president obama announced the surge. >> and as commander-in-chief i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time he also announced a schedule for their withdrawal, a goal that has now been met. 33,000 u.s. troops took part in the surge. 10,000 of them were out by july of last year. and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. but in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder saying, "it is important to underscore that even as our surge troops return home, there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan, alongside their nato and afghan partners. we are a nation at war." the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and the growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final american troops home is still 2014. muhammad leila, abc news, kabul. zbhoo
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2012 1:00am EDT
working together. that is why it was president obama who restore the cuts that is why it was president obama who restore the cuts in the small business administration program to make loans to small businesses and to put america on the side of small business again. that is why it was president obama who gave dozens of tax cuts to america's small businesses and because he believes we have to do this together. let me talk about the economy. the other night, i said the republican case against the president was will let him a mass, he did not fix it all, fire him, put us all back in. [laughter] his case is i stopped the slide into depression, i laid the foundation for the long road to recovery, we have begun it, and we have the building blocks of the modern, new, different economy. [applause] i believe it is important every american decide whether i was right when i said i believe that the economy sustained so much damage -- keep identified in the quarter that is the three months period before the president took office, the economy strong -- shrunk 9%. we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. t
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. under the leadership of president obama and the international community, the united nations has put them under some of the strongest sanctions today. oil exports have been correct. the iranian economy has been hit hard. it does have an effect on the economy. we must face the truth. sanctions have not stopped iran's nuclear program. according to the international atomic energy agency, during the last year alone, iran has doubled the number of energy uses in its underground nuclear facility. at this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent iran from getting atomic bombs, and that is by placing a clear nucleare on iran's weapons program. [applause] red lines do not lead to war. they prevent war. look at nato's charter. it made clear that an attack on one member country would be considered an attack on all. new's redlined helps keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century -- red lines have helped keep the peace in europe for nearly half a century. and help preserve the peace for decades. it is the failure to place red lines that has often invited aggression. if it were dr
NBC
Sep 11, 2012 5:00am PDT
all the details. good morning. >> reporter: jon, good morning. in just a few minutes, president obama will lead the nation in a moment of silence the moment the first plane hit the first tower on september 11th, 2001. and he will today go to the pentagon where they're having a memorial as well. the president and mitt romney both pulling their ads, negative ads, off tv today in remembrance of the more than 3,000 victims of 9/11, those who died on that day. vice president biden in shanksville, pennsylvania, today where he'll speak at the flight 93 memorial. they are still trying to get $5 million together to finish that one, even though it was dedicated a year ago on the tenth anniversary. mitt romney today at the national guard association convention in reno, nevada. he will speak there in what's said to be a nonpolitical speech. and as was mentioned, as my colleague, danielle, mentioned, no one at ground zero. the president is staying here. they want to keep the focus off the politicians and on the people who were impacted by 9/11. >> okay. well, it's awfully interesting, no surprise
CNN
Sep 11, 2012 9:00am PDT
each tower fell. at the pentagon, president obama took part in a wreath laying ceremony. he said the wounds from 9/11 are still painful but the legacy of the unity and strength. >> as painful as this day is and always will be, it leaves us with a lesson, that no single event can ever destroy who we are. no act of terrorism can ever change what we stand for. instead, we recommit ourselves to the values that we believe in, holding firmly without wavering to the hope that we confess. that's the commitment that we reaffirm today. and that's why, when the history books are written, the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate or division, it will be a safer world, a stronger nation, and a people more united than ever before. >> we want to bring in reporters covering the 9/11 anniversary. poppy harlow, barbara starr, and dana bash on capitol hill. poppy you, had a chance to talk with the family of a trader who died at world trade center. what do they want us to remember, if at all? >> i did. i spoke with elaine and bob hughs, their 30-year-old son, chris, was killed in the s
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2012 3:00pm EDT
some real serious infighting between president obama's own national security team and senior people at the state department over the whole question of, was it wise to try to broach potential piece take the taliban? and we wound up spending 18 months fighting with one another in washington as opposed to uniting in common purpose to try to achieve the president's goal in the country. >> host: who is summer koy. >> guest: she is a young american woman who -- there she is on the bottom right there -- who has extensive foreign development experience and put her hand up to go to a afghanistan to try to rebuild the country to work for the u.s. agency for international development, and the south she'd be out there, able to work with afghanses, trying to pursue projects that would be helpful to the afghan people and support the overall american strategy for trying to stabilize the country. the problem was that when she got out to kabul. she was essentially a prisoner on the giant u.s. embassy compound. she couldn't get authorization to drive out and about, in kabul. was restricted in terms o
CSPAN
Sep 3, 2012 12:45pm EDT
to be. as you can imagine there's quite a disparity in height between the queen and michelle obama come and they were standing at the reception for all of the g20 leaders and they were first of all they were sort of comparing their shoes, then they turned to the ladies that were waiting standing right over there and they started to sort of demonstrate how tall she was and how short she was and they quite naturally as they were showing and demonstrating this they put their arms around each other and is long been said you shouldn't touch the queen although many people have over the years and she's become much more relaxed about. they helped and wrote, shoulder but nobody took offense except the british tabloid press who decided to make a big deal out of it. but i talk to people that buckingham palace and the said everybody was in a good mood that day, and it was kind of in the spirit of how everybody felt. so nobody took offense. anything else? okay. thank you very much for coming. [applause] >> for more information visit the authors web site, sallybedellsmith.com. >>> up next on book tv
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